Bus to support Teddy at the Voice of the Glen

2015-02-20 Teddy Herlihy singing in the Voice of the GlenThere will be a bus to the Voice of the Glen semi-final (at the Glen Theatre, Banteer) in support of Teddy Herlihy, Cahirbanagh Lower on Friday March 27th. Leaving: Rathmore @ 7:15pm. Ballydaly @ 7:30pm sharp. Millstreet 7:45pm sharp For advance booking contact: 087-6676817

Teddy who comes from a musical family, plays the big bass drum with Millstreet Pipe Band, and qualified from the first round singing “One Day at a Time” (see the video below)

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Cluichí agus Ceol! at Millstreet Community School – Thurs. 19th March

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Adults of all ages are invited to take part.  Games will include draughts, chess, scrabble, and various card games.  Music will be provided by the students and anyone else who’d like to join in! For more details contact 029 70087

Genealogy: Dr. Michael W. O’Keefe

Michael W O'Keefe, born in Millstreet in 1852 012-800On St. Patrick’s Day, I send along a pic of my great-grandfather, Dr. Michael W. O’Keefe, 1852-1926, born in Millstreet, son of Daniel & Catherine O’Keefe, so it is said, and sent to the US about 1860 to be educated by his older brother Rev. Dennis Aloysius O’Keefe (1840-1868), a priest who sent the boy Michael to a Catholic school (St. Charles) in Maryland.

Dennis had parishes in Uxbridge, Mass., and then Clinton, Mass., and died while raising funds to build a church. His parishioners built a huge monument to him in the graveyard (instead of a church?).

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On this day 20 years ago: 18th March 1995


CHRIS EUBANK vs STEVE COLLINS I: Steve Collins defeated the previously unbeaten long-reigning champion Chris Eubank in Green Glens, Millstreet, on 18th March 1995 to win the WBO super-middleweight title.

Collins had enlisted the help of well known guru Tony Quinn, and they led the press to believe that Collins would be [read more …] “On this day 20 years ago: 18th March 1995”